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Project Manager

Location:
Lansdale, PA 
Area Code:
215 
Telecommute:
no 
Travel Required:
none 
Skills:
PM, project management, infrastructure, applications, merger, acquisition, divestment, manufacturing 
Pay Rate:
open + bonus ++ 
Tax Term:
FULLTIME 
Length:
permanent 
Date Posted:
3-30-2015 
Position ID:
399a 
Dice ID:
10101529 

The Robinson Group is helping a Fortune 500 client grow their PMO group. 

 

Please send your resume to joliver@robinsongroup.com to start the process.

 

This Project Manager role will handle new technology planning and coordination when there is merger, acquisition or divestment. This is a newly created position

 

 

Overview:

  • Individual will be responsible for the overall project management of all IT related activities to support company's mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and site closures. Responsible for the management of IT projects through the phases of  Due Diligence review, Pre-Closure through Day 1 Preparations, and Day One Go-Live through the Transitional Services Agreement (TSA) timeframe.
  • The individual must have a strong IT background. The individual should have extensive knowledge in IT Infrastructures, broad knowledge of business applications used in a manufacturing environment, and detailed understanding of executing projects and operations in a highly regulated environment. This role requires that the person have the ability to work with discretion during the confidential phases of the transactions.
  • The individual must be able to quickly engage with IT Senior Management involved in business development projects, and this individual will represent the IT organization when appropriate. 
  • The PM will be responsible for business requirement definition during the due diligence phase, and will lead the assessment meetings pertaining to IT system(s) impact and costs.
  • The individual will be responsible for day-to-day management of the project(s) and will oversee the associated IT budgets, costs, and contracts. The individual must posses a high business acumen and have the ability to interact and communicate with both internal and external entities (IT, Business Development, Legal, etc.) The manager will facilitate and coordinate various Business owners and IT technical and functional owners in reaching decisions regarding system support during transitional support agreement.
  • Must be able to work proactively with infrastructure, operations and application business owners to deliver on internal IT timelines and with external partners to ensure timely adherence to the requirements agreed to in the TSA.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Due Diligence Support:

  • Support IT Management and/or represent IT Management in discretionary Business Development meetings with regards to Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestment and site closures
  • Ability to quickly understand company's landscape of local/ regional/ global technology related to a proposed transaction scope and be capable to describe application landscape, intended use at location(s), and level of integration to 3rd party management.
  • Capture business requirements during Due Diligence.
  • Lead assessment meeting on IT system/cost impacts. Facilitate and coordinate between business area and IT technical and functional owners in making decisions regarding system support during Transition Service Agreements.
  • Rationalize asset listing/inventory, analysis of what we will keep/sell/write off/ transfer, and net present value activities.
  • Proactively develops and maintains applications and assets listings at each of the locations and ability to provide timely estimates.
  • Lead IT Cost estimate process with IT system owners, services providers, etc
  • Authors/maintains a playbook for Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Site Closure activities. Ensures IT readiness, during process of engagement, and provides visibility to Business Development/ Legal as needed

 

Transition Services Management:

  • Primary contact for  IT to the 3rd party organization during the TSA phaseManage pre-close readiness activities: including Interim Activities supporting Day 1 cutover with Hyper-care as required. For example: IT Infrastructure cutover , HR systems employee data migration, coordinate system access changes with Business and technical owners.
  • Day-to-Day Project Management for overall TSA (Report TSA Milestones & Raise issues to applicable Cross Functional and IT management)
  • Coordinates all business process changes and alignments of supporting systems resulting from the business development activities
  • Coordinates all Compliance/Validation requirements with IT Compliance- thru the TSA & post TSA;Communicate upgrades/IT Change Control/ Outages and other activities as needed to 3rd party. Manage overall IT budget during TSA period
  • Coordinate cutover of systems to the TSA timelinesCoordinate electronic Archive/data management with legal/Records information management (RIM) as applicable
  • Coordinate Decommissioning of physical systems as applicable
  • Establish the ongoing business practice and system use for post TSA period (what happens to the relationship post TSA system use; identification of long term interface needs with partners, etc,)

 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or Business Administration with focus in Information Systems, or related discipline or equivalent work experience required
  • At least 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven Project Management experience
  • Prior Merger/Acquisition/ Divestment/Site Closure IT related roles; IT Compliance/Governance; basic legal transaction knowledge
  • End-to-end ERP business processes (SAP/Oracle preferred); Business Applications supporting Supply Chain, Operations, Quality, Enterprise Asset Management, and Product Costing

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

James Oliver
The Robinson Group
3400 West Chester Pike
Ste 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Phone: (610) 353-4747
Fax: 610228.8205